Enter the garage and freewheeling mind of Peter Aschwanden. But step lightly lest you disturb the ongoing maintenance. In the mid-1960s, illustrator Aschwanden created something unique and bewildering: every bolt, nut, clamp, gasket, and piston of a ’60s Volkswagen Beetle removed from its carapace and carefully set aside— well, nearly every piece. There are only three tires in the frame, some parts are from different years, and so far no one has found the keys, but give credit where it is due. This legendary counter-culture artist knew the interior workings of a VW Bug by heart. So much so that The Exploded Beetle appeared in the book How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot, first published in 1969. Get to know one of the world’s most recognizable cars like never before when you assemble this 1000-piece puzzle.
- Completed puzzle is 29 x 20 inches
- High-quality 250-GSM matte art paper for superior color, crisp details, and no glare
- Ribbon-cut thick board for snug fit and minimal dust
- Produced using thick recycled paper board
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In 2019, four puzzle enthusiasts had an idea. After discovering what was a shared frustration in their inability to find a puzzle they could not wait to tackle, these four women started tossing around the idea of creating their own puzzles. These women, who also happen to be related, not only love to puzzle, but they love a challenge — especially competing against each other. The idea evolved while on a family vacation, where of course a puzzle was in tow, and the initial framework of what was soon to become — Puzzledly was developed. They each envisioned vibrant, artful puzzles of the highest quality. They imagined reaching for the untapped puzzle potential that was just not available in the market at that time. They pictured other families sharing a similar bonding experience when building together, complete with colorful stories and belly laughs.
Over the span of 6 months, they searched high and low for the perfect images, eye-catching shades, and stylish designs for their jigsaw puzzles. When their first shipment arrived they could not wait to break their first set of 5 puzzles open. 3 puzzlers set to work in North Carolina while the fourth eagerly awaited for hers to be shipped to New Jersey. They each set right to work. Texts were sent, calls were made, and photos of their progress were sent. None were disappointed. The puzzles were perfect! They were stunning, creative and fun! They were challenging, yet achievable creations that fed their competitive nature and stimulated their minds.
These four puzzle enthusiasts had an idea …. and Puzzledly was born. Ready to join them?